Harvard Heart Letter
Adult asthma linked to higher risk of heart disease
Research we’re watching People who develop asthma as adults may face a higher-than-average risk of heart disease, according to a study published online Aug. 24, 2016, by the Journal of the American Heart Association. Although this chronic lung condition usually first shows up during childhood, some people develop asthma as adults. Adult or late-onset asthma is often triggered by air pollution and tends to be harder to manage than childhood-onset asthma.